Patient-Provider Trust Among Individuals With End-Stage Kidney Disease
This study will examine communication and trust between patients in the kidney transplant process and their health care providers. It will assess patients' perception of trust in their physician and nurse coordinator; determine the patients' level of trust in the areas of competence, compassion, control, communication, and confidentiality; and determine how the trust level varies as patients progress in the transplant process.
Patients 18 years of age and older who are in various stages of the kidney transplant process at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the NIH Clinical Center may be eligible for this study. Candidates include individuals who:
- are on dialysis but not on a transplant waiting list
- are on the organ waiting list and are also on dialysis
- are on the organ waiting list but are not on dialysis
- have had a kidney transplant within the last year.
Participants will be interviewed by someone who is not their direct health care provider about the doctor/patient, primary provider/patient, or nurse/patient relationship, their health history, medical condition, and ideas about their care. With the patient's permission, parts of the interview will be tape-recorded. The interview will take about 30 to 40 minutes.
Kidney Failure, Chronic
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Exploring Patient-Provider Trust Among Individuals With End-Stage Renal Disease|
|Study Start Date:||December 24, 2003|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00075036
|United States, District of Columbia|
|Walter Reed Army Medical Center|
|Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States, 20301|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Lori A Purdie, R.N.||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|